Computer-based Summative Administration and Scoring Trainings

In light of the measures being taken nationwide to slow the spread of the Coronavirus disease 2019 and the shelter-in-place mandates in effect across the state of California, Educational Testing Systems, the California Department of Education, and the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) are changing the format of the fall Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Administration and Scoring in-person trainings to an online format in the Moodle Training Site. The in-person trainings scheduled across the state of California have been canceled. All trainings will be virtual. Refer to the Computer-based Summative Administration and Scoring Trainings web page for additional information.

Attendance at Statewide Trainings

The 2020–2021 Computer-based Summative ELPAC virtual Administration and Scoring Training is mandatory and each local educational agency (LEA) will be required to complete the online certification.

Available resources in the Moodle Training Site include:

  • Two new certification courses (grades K–12 or grades 6–12) for LEA ELPAC coordinators or their designee.
  • Training videos and presentations
  • Training quizzes and calibration quizzes
  • PDF versions of the training binder

Each LEA ELPAC coordinator or their designee will need to complete the certification course by December 1, 2020 for their appropriate grade span.

Each LEA can request to receive in the mail a printed copy(ies) of the Summative 2020–21 ELPAC Administration and Scoring training binder. Each LEA has an allocation and can order up to that allocation. Additional binders may be ordered. Training binders should arrive to LEAs by October 15, 2020.

Registration

The Summative Administration and Scoring Registration Site will open on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. In September, local educational agency (LEA) ELPAC coordinators will receive an email containing information for their LEA about requesting training binders. LEA ELPAC coordinators must complete the online request to receive their training binder.

The 2020–2021 Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Moodle Training Site (Moodle) opens October 19, 2020.

Regional Workshops

Please note that all ELPAC Test Examiners are required to be trained before administering the Summative ELPAC. To accommodate your LEA's training needs, there will be many training opportunities for test examiners. The training schedule is posted on the ELPAC web site. New dates will be added as they become available on the ELPAC web site on the Summative Assessment Regional Training List web page.